Combatting COVID-19’s effect on children

11.08.2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and material well-being of children worldwide, with the poorest children, including homeless children and children in detention, hit hardest. School closures, social distancing and confinement increase the risk of poor nutrition among children, their exposure to domestic violence, increase their anxiety and stress, and reduce access to vital family and care services. Widespread digitalisation mitigates the education loss caused by school-closures, but the poorest children are least likely to live in good home-learning environments with internet connection. Furthermore, increased unsupervised on-line internet use has magnified issues around sexual exploitation and cyber-bullying.


Vorheriger Beitrag
„Heftiger Anstieg“: Jugendliche verbringen im Lockdown deutlich mehr Zeit im Netz
Nächster Beitrag
COVID-19: Are children able to continue learning during school closures?